Local Tributes To Nelson Mandela

People across the region have been paying their respects to Nelson Mandela after he died last night.

A number of churches and council buildings have been lowering their flags at half-mast today as a sign of respect and to pay tribute to the 95 year-old.

In Bedford, there's a special resonance because in April 2000, Mr Mandela made an emotional visit to Bedford. Just a year after stepping down as President, Mr Mandela dedicated a stone bust to anti-aparthied campaigner Bishop Trevor Huddleston who was born in Bedford. Thousands turned up to see him. Today flowers have been left at the plaque commemorating President Mandela's visit to the town.

Mandela Tributes Bedford

Mandela Tributes Bedford

People across the area wanted to remember Mr Mandela's visit to Bedford.

Mandela Tributes Bedford

Mandela Tributes Bedford

Across Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants the man who was an inspiration to millions is being remembered.

BEDFORDSHIRE

  • Bedford - The Borough Council are flying the flag at half-mast
  • Central Bedfordshire - The Councnil are flying the flag at half-mast
  • Luton - The council are flying the flag at half-mast. A book of condolence will also be available for the public to sign from Monday in the Town Hall reception.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

  • Aylesbury Vale District Council are flying flags at half-past at AVDC buildings
  • Buckinghamshire County Council are flying flags at County Hall at half mast until next Thursday
  • Milton Keynes are flying the flag at half-mast

HUNTINGDONSHIRE

  • Huntingdonshire District Council are flying the flag at half-mast

HERTFORDSHIRE

  • Hertfordshire County Council flying the flag at half-mast at all County Council buildings and at all fire stations
  • Hertsmere - The council are flying the flag at half-mast
  • North Herts - The District Council are flying the flag at half-mast
  • St Albans - Town hall flat at half-mast. The Cathedral also flying a flag at half-mast
  • Stevenage - The Borough Council have opened a book of condolence are flying the flag at half-mast
  • Welwyn Hatfield - flag at half-mast at Council offices

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

  • Corby - The Borough Council is flying the flag outside the Cube at half mast. From Monday, a book of condolence will be available in the Cube reception, from 9am to 5pm every weekday. It will be available to sign until after the funeral and will then be sent on to the South African Embassy
  • Daventry - The District Council are flying the flag at half-mast
  • East Northants - The District Council are flying the flag at half-mast
  • Kettering -  The flag outside the Borough Council is flying at half mast today. A Book of Condolence has been positioned in the reception area of our Customer Service Centre on Bowling Green Road
  • Northampton - The Borough Council have opened a book of condolence for people to sign and are flying a flag at half-mast
  • Wellingborough - A book of condolence is available to sign between 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, at the council offices

How are you marking the great man's passing? email fcnews@heart.co.uk

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